I just returned from a trip to Alabama and Georgia where I had the pleasure of speaking to/with a couple of groups of DREs and catechists about how to transform religion class into an “experience.” Greetings to all of the wonderful people I met in the Birmingham and Atlanta dioceses! Thanks for your warm southern hospitality and I wish you continued blessings in your ministry!
One highlight of my trip was stopping for a bite to eat while driving from Birmingham to Atlanta (about a 3-hour drive). I like to occasionally eat at a local establishment instead of one of the fast-food chains. On Thursday, I had the pleasure of stopping in Tallapoosa, Georgia, where I had dinner at the Georgia Express Diner! Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread, and apple pie…all for $6.95!